The Certification Commission is the highest authority within the Scheme.
Its competencies include, but are not limited to, granting, or removing of status to Institutions Candidate or Member of the Scheme.
The Certification Commission is supported by the Certification Office. It acts as the corporate office to the Commission and enacts its decisions. Its activities include:
- Administration of the Scheme, notably the relations with the Candidate Institutions when applying to the Scheme, the formal check of documents submitted by Candidate and Member Institutions, and the register of Member Institutions.
- The organization of the assessment visit, including the training and preparation of peer-review team members.
- The organization of the Commission Meetings, and the notification of the decisions taken by the Commission.